Originally Posted by eliya
Today at school my friend had these beautifully looking maple and walnut muffins . But i said no. oh how i wanted one badly. Does it get easier saying no? after a while are you so used to it that you dont actually want it?
It find it rather easy to say no to nonvegan food that I'm being offered, because I do not want to eat it. However, there is a "social" component to rejecting food where I live, which can make it hard at times to say "no" again and again. It's considered impolite to reject anything just because you don't "want" it, the only reasons for rejecting food that are widely accepted are religion (for example a kosher/halal diet), and if you're completely full and just can't have a bite more... Some
people will never stop offering nonvegan food even meat to me, although I've told them many times that I don't want it and why. Either they have a memory like a sieve or they are just not taking my veganism seriously, whatever. What I hate most is when someone says "Come on, just one, it won't hurt" - I sometimes reply "It would not hurt me
, right" (although I usually prefer not to "lecture" anyone on the ethics of veganism)
As for "not wanting" things like muffins, chocolate etc. anymore, I would not know, because I'm actually still having these - just the vegan(ized) versions. Why not make some vegan muffins and share them with your friends. Btw most muffins freeze very well so you can just thaw one or two at a time as "needed"
Good luck on your vegan ways